It is a tree species endemic to Central Chile. It can be found at altitudes of 800 to 3,000 m.a.s.l.
Maximum size: 3 to 7 meters.
Growth rate: Slow.
November to February.
To full sun without any protection. Flat parts or slopes with northern exposure.
It resists low temperatures (-8°c), it can tolerate an occasional snowfall.
Secano, where the period without rainfall lasts 3-5 months. Rainfall reaches 400-800 mm, concentrated in winter.
It can be found in light soils of thin texture.
Ornamental, reforestation of mountain slopes, fuel.
Unique arboreal species that inhabits ravines and hills of the Andean mountain range. From the province of Limarí (region of Coquimbo) to the province of Talca (region of Maule) from 800 - 3000 m.a.s.l.